Mhealth strategy details for Walgreens announced

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The announcement was made at a mobile commerce summit in front of a number of major retailers. As the use of smartphones and tablets continues to evolve, so do mhealth services and programs, and in that light, Walgreens has now announced the details of its upcoming mobile strategy. The annual summit was the venue for several announcements, but it was a considerable one for the health industry. This was the third year for the event and Walgreens took the opportunity to let the world know that it is moving at…

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Mhealth apps generate concerns among lawmakers in the US

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These worries have been voiced to the FDA, regarding the taxing of the mobile applications. Republican House Energy and Commerce Committee members have voiced concerns to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding whether or not it plans to regulate mhealth apps for smartphones and tablets which could deem them medical devices under the rules of the Affordable Care Act. The new healthcare law has imposed a excise tax on medical devices but it is unclear if apps are among them. Six members of the committee wrote a letter…

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